Trump reacted to this latest development saying, "Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong."
Dozens of the interested companies say in their paperwork that they are owned by Hispanics.
The timing of the market shooting of the soldiers carried insurgents' hallmarks.
The Philippines became the world's top nickel ore exporter after Indonesia banned exports of unprocessed ore in 2014.
China is worried that Uighurs, a mostly Muslim people from western China's Xinjiang region, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight for militant groups.
Carson will now head an agency with a $47 billion budget.
Another person familiar with the discussions, who was not authorised to speak on the record, said that Finland was also in talks.
"Pakistan need to crackdown on groups like the LeT, close down those campuses as well."
Last week, the Trump administration rescinded the order, leaving states and school boards to decide how to accommodate transgender students.
"We must not permit the Riyadh platform to hold the Geneva talks hostage," officials said.
A Hellfire missile fired by CIA drone killed the al Qaeda leader near the northwest Syrian city of Idlib, a US intelligence official had said.
The avalanche hit some 20 people, who were believed to be foreigners, just before 1 p.m. local time.
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